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Catalyst Paper Reviews

Updated Aug 28, 2019

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Catalyst Paper CEO Ned Dwyer
Ned Dwyer
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Catalyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the guys you work with are great. the amount of time off is nice. some of the jobs have lots of variety in them.

    Cons

    middle management is pretty incapable of completing simple tasks. a lot of the old school culture there from some of the older employees is dragging the company down. No idea how long the company will exist for.

    Advice to Management

    invest in another TG and start selling power back to bc hydro. make some kind of a gesture to show that the company is trying to make a run at longterm sustainability and not just making as much money as possible for 10 or so years before closing up shop.

    Catalyst Paper2015-09-24

    Catalyst Paper Response

    March 29, 2016Director, Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to let us know your feedback... hopefully you are now tuned in to the exciting new product innovation plans Catalyst has already kicked off?

  2. Helpful (1)

    "process control specialist"

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    Former Employee - Process Control Specialist in Crofton, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Perform the following functions: • Set and Maintain Systems Standards • Ensure Safe use and operation of systems based equipment • Systems Maintenance (direct and indirect) • CCER, Capital Project, OFI feasibility, design, and implementation (follow standards) • Non capital improvements • Process Troubleshooting • Trades Support • Operations Support • OBC support • Systems training and technical training... (others and self) • Process and Mill Network architecture and function (pertains to systems millwide) • Capstone / Parcview (Use and Interface with) • Control Tuning • Systems Risk assessment and succession plan

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    Cons

    pay is low All but no bonus no support - knowledge base has all but gone, most have retired are going to retire. Paper Product is at its lowest price on the market, and less consumer demand. Pulp Product is making money but limited. Poor investment in infrastructure since bankruptcy

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on your people, and support them.

    Catalyst Paper2015-09-29
  3. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Maintenance Manager in Crofton, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    Good Company to work for, supportive senior management, progressive CEO

    Cons

    Declining market for what we produce, tough industry to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the effort

    Catalyst Paper2015-09-06

    Catalyst Paper Response

    March 29, 2016Director, Talent

    Thanks for the feedback - hopefully you are tuned in to the new product development initiatives that are already on deck?

  4. "Catalyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Management is very supportive and there are opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Paper industry is not that stable

    Catalyst Paper2014-11-17
  5. "Needs Improvement in SAP Practices"

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    Former Employee - Senior SAP Developer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits and pay. Good HR Team .

    Cons

    Poorly Documenting and Tracking Code Modifications in SAP.

    Advice to Management

    Following best Practices of SAP Development Projects.

    Catalyst Paper2013-11-13
  6. "Work Conditions"

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer in
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    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good long term employment until newsprint industry took a dump.

    Cons

    Mill closed due to downturn in newsprint industry.

    Catalyst Paper2013-01-04
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Long Term Employee"

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Utilities in Port Alberni, BC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well established company that has servived industry down sizing.

    Cons

    Due to restructuring wages and benifits have diminished over recent years.

    Catalyst Paper2012-10-28
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    "Pros and Cons to work at Catalyst Paper"

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    I have been working at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    Big company, no overtime and a place to have work and life balance

    Cons

    No professional development and advance opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    recognize the value of key employees and offer opportunity for growth and advancement

    Catalyst Paper2010-08-04
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    "Catalyst Paper"

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    I have been working at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    pay is union negotiated and good if you can get work

    Cons

    Union breaking seems to be the plan. Company pits it's mills and unions against each other in an effort to break contract pattern. No jobs, no future,

    Advice to Management

    Respect the people who make your product. Note, we do not control the CDN vs US $ .

    Catalyst Paper2010-01-16
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed working with the people there..."

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    I worked at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    Competitive compensation plan and nice work environment. Used to be a good place to work with many good people around.

    Cons

    No future for people that still have many years left, it is kind of normal for companies in paper industry.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to say really...I guess you have tried everything you could, maybe it is time to let it go.

    Catalyst Paper2009-08-18
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